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"Fooled by Randomness" is a book that takes 300 pages (in the 2nd edition) to describe very few basic statistical concepts that are probably taught in every college statistics 101 class. They can probably be explained exhaustively on about 30 pages in a text book, or (to the same extend as the book does) by the corresponding Wikipedia articles.
Those concepts are:
- the survivor bias: being fooled into thinking that a property that many survivor have in common may be the cause of their survival; without looking into whether the non-survivors may also exhibit that property
- the correlation as causality falsity: being fooled into thinking that of two thinks repeatedly… Mehr dazu